Although well-received critically, this film did not do well at the box office, which led to the studio "reining in" F.W. Murnau
creatively for his next several films. See more
[opening title cards
This song of the Man and his Wife is of no place and every place; you might hear it anywhere, at any time.
For wherever the sun rises and sets, in the city's turmoil or under the open sky on the farm, life is much the same; sometimes bitter, sometimes sweet.